Tag: Cairns


A cracking road trip from Cairns

Anyone who has ever planned a road trip knows it’s the journey, not the destination. But with so many roads to travel and sights to see in Tropical North Queensland, surely it’s both. Jump in a car in Cairns and see where a week of inspired exploration will take you.


Gallery: Tolga Bat Hospital

The Tolga Bat Hospital has grown in a sprawling fashion from what was once simply Jenny Maclean’s brick home. In the mid-1980s, a localised problem of bats coming into contact with native paralysis ticks was noticed on the Atherton Tablelands, 50km south-west of Cairns. Jenny’s team of volunteers deals with about 1200 affected flying-foxes each year. Read the full story in Australian Geographic magazine #120.